V.22 No.43 | 10/24/2013
Team USA Beats Panama at the Last Minute
And does Mexico a favor
By Michael Sanchez [ Thu Oct 17 2013 5:00 PM ]
For a long bit in the game, it didn't look as though the US—already securely qualified for the World Cup—would pull out the victory.
V.22 No.42 | 10/17/2013
By Lisa Barrow
The fine unline
This week in Culture Shock, grab your straight razors, climb a mountain and confront your fluid borders.
V.22 No.31 | 8/1/2013
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I’ll Take My Hot Sauce Unleaded, Thanks
By Lisa Barrow [ Mon Jul 29 2013 2:04 PM ]
¡Ay, no! A new study finds evidence that four chile-based hot sauces imported from Mexico may contain unsafe levels of lead.
V.22 No.22 | 5/30/2013
Webgame Wednesday: Atomic Gringo
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Wed May 29 2013 12:14 PM ]
In Atomic Gringo, you play a hard-drinking, hard-fighting robot stuck South of the Border. Battle hordes of angry attackers descending on your metallic, serape-draped form in this "rhythm fighting" game. What are you waiting for? Fight!
V.22 No.21 | 5/23/2013
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Horse Slaughter Raises Hackles
Valley Meat faces backlash from animal activists and politicians
By Barron Jones
Barron Jones reports on the furor over the likely approval of Valley Meat’s equine inspection application.
V.21 No.40 | 10/4/2012
The Daily Word in dog cop, Hoffa and Morrisey
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Sep 27 2012 11:02 AM ]
27-year-old Abiquiú writer wins $53,000 on “Jeopardy.”
A KRQE interview with Chris Johnson, co-ower of the Weekly Alibi who also founded The Onion.
Schools around town give Breathalyzer tests to see if students are drunk.
In Vaughn, N.M., the only member of the police force is a dog.
How to casually exit a semitruck smash.
Is the Earth trying to shake us off?
British words creeping into American English.
What’s the deal with gluten?
Samuel L. Jackson curses his way through a children’s story in the name of politics.
Hand gestures can tell you what’s really going on.
Police look for Jimmy Hoffa under a driveway in Detroit.
Romney can’t keep his lines straight on health care.
Mexican navy captures top Los Zetas guy.
A letter from teenage Morrisey about how the Ramones are rubbish.
V.21 No.38 | 9/20/2012
The Daily Word in Fred Willard, gold bars and stolen yorkies.
By Nick Brown [ Tue Sep 18 2012 10:17 AM ]
130 Mexican prisoners are on the loose.
Face slasher takes the Metro.
It’s a great time to run a newspaper. Not really.
A balding man with a ponytail is accused of beating a woman with a dog.
“They’ll never find my gold bars.”
Oh, the funny pictures.
Taylor Swift broke up with me swiftly.
Try these Photoshop brain teasers.
I have too many coffee mugs. Stop thinking up them.
What's the quickest way to the Quickie Mart?
Here’s the story of the burnt bigfoot.
There's a new monkey that looks like somebody you know.
Now you can monitor clean-up efforts in Los Alamos.
Some hunters had an herb farm adventure.
Happy birthday Fred Willard.
V.21 No.35 | 8/30/2012
Leeches of Lore R.I.P. It Up
Hammond ventures to Old Mexico
By Samantha Anne Carrillo
It’s the end of an era for this twang-and-thrash trio. The Alibi chatted by phone with frontman Steve Hammond in his Nob Hill home before he rushed off to Leeches of Lorchestra practice.
V.21 No.33 | 8/16/2012
Occupy the Alibi
La Lucha, Unida
Mexican peace movement crosses the border
By Andrew Beale
The Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity traveled from the top to the bottom of Mexico in a "caravan of consolation" to demand an end to the drug war and the violence it entails. On Saturday, Aug. 18, it comes to Albuquerque.
V.21 No.32 | 8/9/2012
Deming Gun Trial Ends but Larger Closure Remains Elusive
By Margaret Wright [ Tue Aug 7 2012 7:43 PM ]
Less than a day after we went to press with this week’s feature profiling the Reese family of Deming and their trial for conspiracy, false statements and gun smuggling, the jury returned with a verdict.
Three of the family members were found guilty of making false statements on federal ATF forms. U.S. government prosecutors insisted throughout the trial that the Reeses knowingly sold weapons to so-called straw buyers, or middlemen, who were purchasing guns on behalf of dangerous Mexican drug cartels. Apparently the jury agreed, to a limited extent.
Yet with the possible exception of 20-year-old Remington (acquitted of all charges), it’s still hard to find the clear winner in this case.
The Reeses’ lives will certainly never be the same. Three of them are now convicted felons facing more jail time. While they may be able to petition for the restoration of their gun ownership rights, I doubt the ATF (which launched the undercover investigation of the family) will let them return to their longtime livelihoods of gun dealing.
The agency itself has been raked over the coals for losing track of guns that were purchased out of Arizona by known “straw buyers,” or middlemen. Many of those guns were subsequently trafficked into Mexico and used to deadly effect.
And the trial opened on the heels of a successful (and largely partisan) effort to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt over Operation Fast and Furious. Supporters of the family that I spoke to outside of the courtroom were convinced that the U.S. government was trying to use the case to deflect attention away from their own malfeasance.
V.21 No.29 | 7/19/2012
In Mexico: an election or an imposition?
By Andrew Beale [ Fri Jul 20 2012 12:13 PM ]
Following a hotly contested and seemingly fraudulent round of elections, a new president will soon take power in Mexico, representing the party that oppressed the Mexican people for more than 70 years. As the opposition to presumptive President Enrique Peña Nieto grows stronger, an enthusiastic student protest movement takes to the streets. But will they be able to save Mexico?
Occupy the Alibi
Election or Imposition?
By Andrew Beale
The dinosaurs rule Mexico once again.
The Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, held power in Mexico from 1929 to 2000, using strategies of intimidation, corruption and outright voter fraud to maintain its position as the country's leader. After the opposition party PAN took the presidency in 2000, the PRI became known as "the dinosaurs," representing the antiquated, undemocratic system of the past.
V.20 No.38 |
The Daily Word in neutrino jokes, marijuana law and SPAM
Brought to you by the letter G.
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun Sep 25 2011 10:08 AM ]
Borders employees leave a list of grievances.
A woman was decapitated by the Zeta gang in Mexico for posting comments on facebook about the Zetas.
Read this excellent Santa Fe New Mexican overview of how the NM Medical Marijuana program is faring.
Part of this woman's job was to prevent people from doing anything illegal on Cook County Forest Preserve land....
Canada's Conservative government is likely to pass minimum sentencing laws for marijuana cultivation.
Pyramiden, Soviet ghost town.
V.20 No.37 |
The Daily Word in freed hikers, geniuses and suicide by rollercoaster
By Tom Nayder [ Wed Sep 21 2011 10:09 AM ]
Two years after accidentally hiking into Iran, Josh Fattal and Shan Bauer have been freed.
Is Troy Davis's scheduled execution America's worst miscarriages of justice?
Masked gunmen dump 35 dead bodies in the middle of a busy Boca Del Rio street.
Gary Johnson gets a spot in tomorrow's presidential debate.
Federal prosecutors call online poker site a global Ponzi scheme.
Republican leaders sent a letter to the Federal Reserve Chairman asking him to “resist further extraordinary intervention in the U.S. economy.”
A mother abducted her eight children in New York.
Personnel board votes to lay-off 27 state workers.
New questions in the deadly Reno air show crash.
Once again, I was not named a MacArthur Genius.
Here's a video flyover of the asteroid Vesta.
Facebook changed again last night.
Nobody wants a ginger baby.
Steven Colbert really really wants to broaden the tax base.
Most epic post-car accident interview ever.
This roller coaster is the future of suicide.
23 rejected covers of famous books.
I know you're lazy, but are you lazy enough for Forever Lazy?
I think this may be exciting news for fans of Magic: The Gathering.
If you're interested in getting some Venture Bros. action figures you should read this.
Gordon Ramsay gets another TV show.
This is awesome. And weird. But still awesome.
R.I.P. Tom Wilson, creator of Ziggy.
Fox is considering creating a 24-hour Simpsons channel.
Mike Tyson broke Steve-O's nose at the Charlie Sheen roast.
There have been some pretty terrible Star Wars video games, but was this one the worst?
This one is for fans of The Wire only.
V.20 No.34 |
The Daily Word in making fake puke, political cartoonist beatings and hurricane Irene
Also, Japan's prime minister quit.
By Summer Olsson [ Fri Aug 26 2011 11:29 AM ]
Japan's prime minister quits.
Is the US West coast next for a massive tsunami? This geographer thinks so.
A history of gays in the military and some moving firsthand stories.
The fake puke industry. Didn't know there was one? Read this.
Mexican police launch drug raids from inside US borders.
In some African countries mosquitoes and malaria rates are falling mysteriously.
Syrian political cartoonist is badly beaten and left on the roadside.
Learn about Ireland's history through 100 important objects.
C.I.A. demands cuts in memoir by former F.B.I. agent, bringing up questions about who gets to tell the 9/11 story.
C'mon Irene—hurricane threatens toward New York as the city battens down.
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